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Kaminsky, No. 6 Wisconsin rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on tough defense to rout No. 25 Iowa 82-50 on Tuesday night. Sam Dekker added 17 points and eight boards for the Badgers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who won their second straight since losing starting point guard Traevon Jackson to a foot injury.

Jackson’s replacement, Bronson Koenig, shot 3 of 6 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points. Iowa (13-6, 4-2) trailed by 18 at halftime in its first road loss of the season. Jarrod Uthoff, a Wisconsin transfer, led the Hawkeyes with 12 points.

Knight, Lynch combine for 33, Illinois St. tops Drake 64-56


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Daishon Knight scored 20 points, his third straight game of 20 or more, and Reggie Lynch added 13 with nine rebounds as Illinois State defeated Drake 64-56 on Tuesday night. The Redbirds (12-7, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference) battled through a tight first half to lead 29-27 at the break — grabbing the lead for good on a Bobby Hunter 3-pointer with 2:31 left in the half. Knight added a three-point play 48 seconds before the half.

Drake’s Gary Ricks Jr. and C.J. Rivers hit 3-pointers to cut the gap to 36-35 early in the second half, but Illinois State never trailed after halftime and soon had the lead up to seven points. Rivers and Ricks scored 10 points each to lead Drake (4-15, 1-6).

Lynch blocked three shots to tie Illinois State’s sophomore blocks record with 48, matching Joe Galvin’s 1977-78 mark. Hunter and Tony Wills scored eight each.

Chiefs QB Bray tears ACL; team signs 19 to futures contracts


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Tyler Bray has torn the ACL in his left knee, putting his future with the franchise in doubt and creating space for Terrelle Pryor at backup quarterback. Bray spent last season on injured reserve after spraining an ankle in preseason. The move allowed the Chiefs to keep him along with Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray. Pryor, a former Raiders quarterback, recently agreed to a deal with the Chiefs.

Among the players that Kansas City signed to futures deals was wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers. The former star began his career at Tennessee but transferred to Tennessee Tech after admitting to failing several drug tests. He played for Buffalo and Indianapolis. In five games with the Colts, he had 14 catches for 192 yards.

No. 9 Iowa State holds off K-State 77-71


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Monte Morris hit a floater with 37 seconds left and No. 9 Iowa State held off Kansas State 77-71 on Tuesday night, moving into a tie for first place in the Big 12. Jameel McKay had 15 points off the bench for the Cyclones (14-3, 4-1), who joined No. 11 Kansas atop the league. Iowa State beat Kansas in Ames 86-81 on Saturday.

Kansas State turned it over at mid-court after Morris put the Cyclones ahead 73-69. That miscue allowed Iowa State to seal the game at the line. Nino Williams had a season-high 22 points for Kansas State (11-8, 4-2), whose winning streak was snapped at four games.

Tuesday Boys Basketball Results


January 21st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Kuemper Catholic 66, Atlantic 49
  • Creston 76, Clarinda 39
  • Glenwood 56, Red Oak 32
  • Lewis Central 59, Denison-Schleswig 53
  • Shenandoah 76, St. Albert 65

Western Iowa:

  • A-H-S-T-W 64, Underwood 55
  • Griswold 49, Logan-Magnolia 45 (OT)
  • IKM-Manning 71, Riverside 27
  • Missouri Valley 60, Audubon 49
  • Treynor 68, Tri-Center 43

Rolling Valley:

  • Adair-Casey 79, West Harrison 46
  • Boyer Valley 58, Coon Rapids-Bayard 51
  • CAM 76, Woodbine 65
  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 69, Charter Oak-Ute 37
  • Ar-We-Va 72, Paton-Churdan 60


  • Bedford 59, Southwest Valley 39
  • Earlham 56, Panorama, Panora 49
  • Lenox 66, Nodaway Valley 42
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 66, Abraham Lincoln 63

Corner Conference TournamentFirst Round

  • Clarinda Academy 57, East Mills 51
  • Fremont Mills 72, Heartland Christian 50
  • Sidney 63, Essex 52
  • Stanton 57, Nishnabotna 39

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 1/20/15

Podcasts, Sports

January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The morning sportscast with Jim Field.


Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches


January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras. The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras’ initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras’ hometown of Sosua.

Area high school basketball scores from 1/19/2015


January 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson


Central Decatur 75, Clarinda 59
Earlham 62, Saydel 43
Lewis Central 67, CB Thomas Jefferson 38
Murray 61, Mount Ayr 60
West Monona 90, Logan-Magnolia 60


Central Decatur 68, Clarinda 54
Creston 63, Clarke 28
Lewis Central 56, CB Thomas Jefferson 19
Logan-Magnolia 55, West Monona 27
Mount Ayr 54, Murray 47
Saydel 84, Earlham 43

Corner Conference Tournament
First Round

Essex 60, East Mills 20
Fremont Mills 81, Heartland Christian 22
Sidney 39, Stanton 30
South Page 44, Nishnabotna 41

IGHSAU/Heartland AEA to Offer Coaching Endorsement Clinic June 15-18


January 19th, 2015 by Jim Field

The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau and Heartland Area Education Agency will offer the 11th annual coaching authorization/endorsement clinic June 15-18, 2015, at Drake University in Des Moines.

The clinic provides the opportunity for 80 individuals to earn their coaching authorization or endorsement. A $30 fee will be charged to each participant to cover administrative fees. The cost of the course, books, lunch and dinner will be covered by the IGHSAU. Housing will be available in the Drake University dorms for $30/night. Rooms are single occupancy. Additional housing information will be provided online when registering for the coaching clinic.

After successful completion of this course, participants may apply for a coaching authorization by submitting all the required forms (application for coaching authorization, course transcript, waiver form and fingerprint card) and the required fees to the Board of Educational Examiners. A background check is required. The application and background check forms will be provided during the clinic and are the financial responsibility of the participant. The application fee is $85 and the background check fee is $52 if fingerprints are done electronically at the Board of Educational Examiners’ office in Des Moines. Otherwise, the background check fee is $65 if fingerprinting is done at a local police department.

The coaching authorization expires five years after the date of issuance. It may be renewed upon application and verification of successful completion of five planned renewal activities related to athletic coaching (i.e. rules meetings, coaching clinics, coaching workshops). The renewal fee is currently $85.

Those interested in registering for the clinic can do so starting February 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at IGHSAU.org. Please note that 100% attendance is required for all sessions. An online portion of the clinic is required to be completed prior to the start of the four-day clinic. The clinic will be in session from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.

If you have questions about the coaching authorization and endorsement clinic, please contact Lisa Brinkmeyer at (515) 288-9741 or Lisa@ighsau.org.


(Podcast) KJAN Sportscast, 1/19/2015

Podcasts, Sports

January 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. sports report with Jim Field.